I had intended to greet the new ASA Monitor with a column to celebrate this transformed publication.
COVID-19 has changed everything.
Now I mostly want to express the immense appreciation for you and pride I have in your specialty. ASA's members were and are at the forefront of this crisis. You responded at tremendous risk to your own safety, but without hesitation, to the needs of your communities and hotspots throughout the nation. Our members were strongly engaged in leading our nation's response, from Jerome Adams as U.S. Surgeon General, to hospital and practice executives, to academic department chairs, to scientists and innovators, and the two-thirds of you who reported taking an active role in providing critical care.
ASA President Dr. Mary Dale Peterson and the ASA Executive Committee have provided dynamic leadership, helping to direct our attention and resources on the most critical matters. At the outset, Dr. Peterson...